As per Calciomercato, there has been a seismic update on West Ham United’s transfer plans involving a familiar name in Benfica striker Darwin Nunez.
The Lowdown: Hammers fail in late move…
During the final stretches of the January transfer window, manager David Moyes and recruitment chief Rob Newman scrambled for signings with record-breaking late bids being lodged.
Nunez was allegedly one of them with West Ham making a last-gasp €48 million (£40m) offer for his services, but to no avail, as it wasn’t enough to sway the Portuguese giants into selling.
However, as per Calciomercato, it appears GSB aren’t going to give up and are eyeing a return in the summer window.
The Latest: GSB preparing bid…
According to the Italian news source, West Ham and the club’s owners by extension are ‘ready to relaunch the rejected proposal’ with Atletico Madrid and Newcastle United also plotting a move.
They add that ‘everyone is crazy about’ the 22-year-old as he attracts serious interest from both the Premier League and La Liga.
The Verdict: Come back again?
It could take a huge bid to convince Benfica to sell their gem, as evidenced by the fact they have already turned down a big West Ham proposal this year.
However, Nunez may be worth the effort going by his scintillating 20 goals and two assists in 22 Liga NOS appearances this season alone.
Called one of the ‘big name‘ players to watch this summer by Fabrizio Romano, it will certainly be interesting to see if West Ham are successful in their attempts this time for the man who dumped Ajax out of the Champions League on Tuesday.
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